Nervous system: The interacting network of nerve cells that underlies all
Neuron- cell in the nervous system
dendrites: receive info from other cells
cell body: includes a nucleus containing the genetic material of the cell
People go to extremes when they are suffering from mental illness:
Ex. Munchausens syndrome: A psychological illness that falls within the spectrum
of factitious illnesses, in which people fake or induce illnesses in themselves.
Week 11 Psychology
Slim Hopes film
How many meals people think they need, how much they eat, what is healthy.
People are all culturalized into what they believe is the correct food and how
much of it.
This is different for everyone.
Learned schedule is
Topics from Lectures
Attachment-What was Freuds theory of attachment, and how was it related to Harlow & Harlows
Attachment is a secondary drive
o Primary drives: Sex, Aggression, Hunger, Thir
Women tend to be more visual
Visually explicit images arouse men more. Men can be aroused by only parts
of a womans body.
Women find narrative and stories more sexually arousing
o This might be because we are exposed to sexual images a lot mo
1) Survey about school involvement:
For this survey I was asked to speak about my involvement on Pitzers campus. I
was also asked about empathy a lot, which makes me think that they are trying to
find a connection in bet
A World of Personality
As I read the article I Have Dissociative Identity Disorder by Quiet Storm, it made me
think of the different personalities I have built over the years to protect myself from experiences
that I could not fac
Psych Week 13
13, 14, 15 and some others on final exam
Q: According to the glucastatic hypothesis a person s hungry when?
A: High levels of fatty acids
Q: In the case of Pavlovs dog the dog is the:
A: Conditioned Stimulus
Q: According to the studies on me
Topics from Lectures:
Health/Stress-Different models of stressors, coping mechanisms, Type A/Type B personality
What is stress?
o Stress is simply a reaction to a stimulus that disturbs our physical or mental equilibrium.
o A stressful event can trigger t
Biology: How are neurons structures and what is the nature of neuronal
transmission? Describe an action potential.
Neurons: The basic building blocks of the nervous system. These specialized cells are the
information-processing units of the brain responsi
Chapter 14: Psychological Disorders
- Psychopathology: problematic patterns of thought, feeling, or behavior that disrupt an
individuals sense of well-being or social or occupational functioning
- Labeling theory: theory that psychiatric diagnosis is a wa
The Moral Implications of Psychiatric Medication without Counseling
Whether its caffeine, marijuana, alcohol, Prozac, or some other substance, the majority of adult
Americans today have consumed some type of substance in order to elicit a desired emotiona
Psychology Notes May 4th
40 multiple choice questions
10 off of previous exams
Chapter 17 social psychology
Chapter 13 & 14 as well
Pee oh jay
Free association/talk therapy
- Therapist is there
On April 30th, I participated in Jo Huangs research study for her final project in her Language
and Society class. The study was completed online, and consisted of about seven or eight slides
of clips of male voices saying
Final Exam Psych Exam
Chapter 13- Life Span Development
- Nature and nature- chanes in individuals over time reflect influence of genetically
programmed maturation or of learning and experience
- Maturation: biologically based changes that follow an order
GR8 vid that will make u cryRandy Pausch 1960-2008
Last lecture series
-Tattoos on the Heart
Any apology worth anything has three aspects
1) I am sorry for (specify)
2) MY actions (caused this/had this effect)
-no justifications or inten
Schemas: the representation of something when you think of.
Self Schema: how you describe yourself
How do people react if they are far from reaching their ideal self? Or too
Psych ch. 12
eg0-balance desire and reality
defense mechanisms- cope with unpleasant emotions
relational theory: people will change themselves to keep
the important people in their lives
Ways thats unconscious is
Ch. 2 Psych
Stress in the mind can lead to sickness in the body.
Characteristics of good psychological research
Psychologists observe psychological phenomena, construct a theory, develop
hypothesis, measure psychological responses, and test the hy
o Slowing down metabolism
o Weight gain
o Always cold
o Treadted with synthetis thyroxin
o Too much thyroxin released
o Metabolism too high
o Insulin-regulates blood sugar
30 multiple choice
textbook and what she talks aboutmore towards what she talks about in class
Read over methods
Look at what psychologists concentrate on
ask us to apply it
1. striving for superiority:
A Spice in a Melting Pot
I grew up in a country, which in now referred to as A Melting Pot, full of different
races, cultures, and languages. I am not only one of these people, but a combination of two.
Racially I am Mexican an
Psychology: Triple Book keeping! Persons biological makeup (genes), psychological
experience and function (the way they conduct themselves, and cultural and historical
moment (what is going on in the world, what is the setting).
The boundaries and borders
Top Down Processing
Top down says that the information goes from the brain to the body
o Phi phenomenon
o Ponzo illusion-
People perceive the line that is further to be longer, but they are actually the same length
because of experience with perception t
Split Brain Studies
To the left visual brain people are shown a spoon and in people who split
brain, they cannot say spoon
A severed corpuscolosa doesnt let them recall what they see and say it
allowed because it speech is part of the right hemisphere.
Health, Stress, and Coping
Blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis
o High blood pressure would be explained by genetics, diet use,
medication to treat
o Generally medical cause and treatment
o High bp: life i
Psychoanalytic dynamic- Freudman, Neo-Freudian
Behaviorism theory-Skinner and Watson
Cognitive Psych: MEMORY AND THOUGHT.
Humanistic theories: William James and Maslow. Focus on what makes humans
different. Fully functioning and self-actualization
Designed by APA.
Competence: Appropriate training.
Were the studies ethical?
Stanford prison study, was it ethical? He stopped his study.
Milgram was trying to study authoritarianism, he told people to
shock the other person. They cont